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Meditation for Beginners: Finding Calm in Calgary

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Life in Calgary can be exhilarating – the vibrant city energy, the stunning natural surroundings, and a fast-paced lifestyle. But all that bustle can sometimes leave us feeling a little frazzled. Meditation offers a powerful way to find moments of stillness and reset amidst the chaos. If you’re new to meditation, don’t worry – it’s simpler than you might think!

What is Meditation?

Meditation, at its core, is about training your attention. It’s learning to observe your thoughts and feelings without getting swept away by them. This doesn’t mean your mind will suddenly go blank. It’s about developing a gentle awareness that allows you to find space within the whirlwind of daily life.

Why Meditate?

Science backs up the benefits of meditation. Regular practice can:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety: Meditation calms the nervous system, helping you manage those overwhelming feelings. 
  • Improve focus and concentration: Training your attention in meditation translates to better focus in your everyday tasks.
  • Enhance self-awareness: You’ll learn to recognize your thought patterns and emotions, giving you better control over your reactions.
  • Boost compassion: Meditation helps you cultivate kindness towards yourself and others.

Getting Started: Simple Techniques for Calgary Beginners

  1. Find Your Spot: Choose a quiet place in Calgary where you can sit undisturbed for a few minutes. Your home, a park bench, or a cozy cafe corner all work.
  2. Mindful Breathing:
    • Sit comfortably, eyes closed or with a soft gaze.
    • Simply notice your breath – the rise and fall of your chest, the coolness of the air in your nostrils.
    • When your mind wanders (and it will!), gently bring it back to your breath.
  3. Body Scan:
    • Lie down or sit.
    • Bring your attention to different body parts, from toes to head.
    • Notice any sensations – tingling, pressure, warmth – without judgment.

Calgary Meditation Resources Beginners

  • The Canadian Mindfulness Research Center: Offers introductory classes, workshops, and personalized guidance for your meditation journey.
  • Yoga Studios: Many Calgary yoga studios incorporate meditation into their classes.
  • Meditation Apps: Headspace, Calm, and Insight Timer offer guided meditations for beginners.


  • Start Small: Begin with just 5-10 minutes daily, and gradually increase your time.
  • Be Consistent: Short, regular meditations are better than occasional long ones.
  • Don’t Give Up on ‘Bad’ Days: Some days are easier than others. Simply observe those challenging moments with curiosity.

Meditation is a journey, not a destination. The simple act of showing up for your practice is where the true benefits lie. If you’re ready to explore the power of meditation for yourself, the Canadian Mindfulness Research Center is here to support you. Book a session today and let’s unlock a calmer, more centered you!

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